What the local media says

Nina Wang was Kung Yan-sum's older sister. Photo: Dickson Lee

Sunday, Apple Daily

Hospital draws curtains after 'disturbing views' trouble locals

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 3:25am

Grieving family accuses hospital

Relatives of a previously healthy elderly man who died two days after being treated in a Kowloon hospital say he was discharged too soon and misdiagnosed.

Punnamali Swamy, 76, had injured his spine in a fall in his bathroom. He was treated in Queen Elizabeth Hospital for five days and discharged on March 23.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Poulter still on road to recovery

World No 25 Ian Poulter confessed yesterday he cannot burn the candle at both ends as he continues to recover from a bout of pneumonia.

The 36-year-old Englishman is still a few kilograms short of his best fighting weight but will come out swinging today in his first appearance at the US$3 million Volvo China Open.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Scarlet fever boy in critical condition

An eight-year-old boy who contracted scarlet fever is fighting for his life in hospital.

The St Paul's College Primary School student is battling complications caused by toxic shock syndrome, and his condition is described as critical.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bug scare prompts vow to review inspections

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has promised to include testing for the legionella bacteria in new buildings in a review of inspection guidelines.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Bugging the question of building design

The city's director of architectural services, Leung Koon-kee, has swiftly acquired new skills and urgent priorities. 'The most important thing right now is to find the source of the Legionella bacteria,' he told The Standard, referring to the bug that has taken up residence in the government's new headquarters.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Health scare offers a timely reminder

Legionnaires' disease is an illness about which we know a great deal - how it occurs, who is vulnerable, how to prevent it, the symptoms and treatment.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Free vaccines upgraded to better fight child diseases

Hong Kong children will soon receive free, stronger vaccines against pneumococcal infections - an upgrade from the current shots, which fail to deal with one-third of the bacteria that cause the infections in young children.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

No action on vaccine despite deaths in Japan

The Health Department said last night it would continue using a pneumococcal vaccine that was suspended in Japan after the deaths of four children who received the jab.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

City pulls in HK$4b investments

InvestHK, the government agency responsible for attracting foreign investment, told the Legislative Council's commerce and industry panel it completed a record 265 projects last year, which had brought direct investment of HK$4.4 billion and would create more than 6,000 jobs within two years.

Illegal workers held

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Two cases of legionnaires' disease reported

Two cases of legionnaires' disease involving men aged 60 and 63 were reported yesterday, bringing the total number of cases this year to 14. The 60-year-old had a chronic illness and visited the mainland from June 4 to 5. He developed fever, chills and shortness of breath about a week after his return. He is in stable condition in hospital.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Jungle Soldier

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17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Brain-derived cure for Alzheimer's

16 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


Pneumococcal vaccine move applauded

Each year 1.6 million people die from a serious, common, and preventable disease that most people have never heard of.

Pneumococcal disease - which causes pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis - is the world's leading infectious killer of young children, yet it has largely escaped the world's radar.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Patient died of 'natural causes'

A chronically ill patient, whom an expert said might not have died if he had been given oxygen, died because of his illness, a Coroner's Court jury ruled yesterday.

The five-person jury concluded that Yip Ming-cheong died of pneumonia on May 25, 2006, five days after being admitted to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po suffering from spasms.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am